Navid, Oud for Guitarists

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Maqam Mastery Program

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Want to hear a melody, understand it and play it authentically?

With video lessons and ear training exercises, you will be able to:

• Develop the “ear” for Middle Eastern sounds such as quartertones
• Develop melody in each maqam with authentic, “idiomatic” phrases
• Play maqammat in a logical order and proper modulations


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The Difference Between Quartertones in Persian, Arabic, and Turkish Music



This month I am performing in a Persian ensemble, and I have to readjust the quartertones I play because Persian music uses slightly different quartertones than Arabic and Turkish music. Here is my little rule of thumb that I use to help me figure out how to place my finger as well as using my ear as the ultimate guide.

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